Built-in protection for your hybrid cloud workloads
Protect your hybrid cloud workloads against threats
Use Azure Defender, integrated with Azure Security Center, for Azure and hybrid cloud workload protection and security. With Extended Detection and Response (XDR) capabilities, stand up against threats such as remote desktop protocol (RDP) brute-force attacks, and SQL injections. Streamline security with AI and automation.
Protect hybrid data that’s hosted in Azure, on premises or in other clouds and detect unusual attempts to access Azure Storage
Scan container images for vulnerabilities in Azure Container Registry. Protect Azure Kubernetes Service instances
Safeguard Windows servers and clients and protect Linux servers. Assess application vulnerabilities in virtual machines
Monitor the security state of your hybrid cloud workloads via one console. Use Azure Arc to extend coverage to workloads outside Azure
Ensure that your Azure resources are protected
Protect your data in Azure VMs, on premises and in other clouds. Detect unusual attempts to access storage accounts and malware uploads to Azure Storage. Scan container images in Azure Container Registry for vulnerabilities. Protect Azure Kubernetes Service instances. Safeguard Windows servers and clients with Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (servers) and protect Linux servers with behavioural analytics. Assess application vulnerabilities in virtual machines with built-in vulnerability assessment.
Hybrid cloud workload protection
Manage security across all your server workloads running on premises, in Azure and on other cloud platforms, in one console. Use Azure Arc to extend coverage to workloads outside Azure, and Azure Security Center to gain instant insights about security issues affecting your hybrid workloads. Protect your entire SQL estate with Azure Defender: hosted in Azure VMs, on premises or in other clouds. Protect your Azure IoT solution with real-time monitoring and analysis of security events.
Streamline security with AI and automation
Free your team to focus on what matters most. Detect threats across IaaS (infrastructure as a service) and PaaS (platform as a service) using advanced analytics. Use built-in behavioural analytics and machine learning to identify attacks and zero-day exploits. Monitor networks, machines and cloud services for known attack patterns and post-breach activity. Connect to existing tools and processes such as Azure Sentinel and other SIEM (security information and event management) or integrate partner security solutions.
Why Azure for security?
Microsoft invests more than USD 1 billion annually on cybersecurity research and development.
We employ more than 3,500 security experts who are dedicated to data security and privacy.
Azure has more certifications than any other cloud provider. View the comprehensive list.
Try Azure Defender for free
Try Azure Defender free for 30 days. Then pay as you go for the workload protection that you choose.
Documentation, training and resources
Go to Azure Defender to turn on protection for your hybrid cloud workloads.
Frequently asked questions about Azure Defender
Azure Defender is a built-in tool that provides threat protection for workloads running in Azure, on premises and in other clouds. Integrated with Azure Security Center, Azure Defender protects your hybrid data, cloud-native services and servers and integrates with your existing security workflows, such as SIEM solutions and vast Microsoft threat intelligence, to streamline threat mitigation.
Access Azure Defender through the Azure Security Center dashboard.
No. Azure Security Center continues to provide cloud security posture management (Secure Score) as well as threat protection via the integration of Azure Defender.
Microsoft Defender is the leading Microsoft extended detection and response (XDR) solution for threat protection, composed of two products: Microsoft 365 Defender and Azure Defender. Azure Defender provides XDR for Azure and hybrid environments. Microsoft 365 Defender helps stop attacks across Microsoft 365 services and auto-heals affected assets.